What is Nullification & Why Americans Should Embrace It?
Nullification goes hand in hand with our very abused 10th Amendment. According to Tenth Amendment Center, in simplest terms, nullification is exactly what every toddler masters early in life – just saying, “No!”
**BTW, it’s very easy to skip through the short commercial bits by sliding the time bar right through them**
The Tenth Amendment summed up is ‘States Rights’, but this Amendment to the Constitution is short,sweet and so simple to understand I include it in full:
“Amendment X – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
This means the federal government has jurisdiction only if the Constitution clearly grants such. In this case, there is a very large group of powers belonging to the states, and the federal government is limited to only those powers explicitly listed in the Constitution.
Nullification is the power of the States and The People to basically pull the rug out from under the ‘Federal feet’ by refusing to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing federal acts. The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine with precedent in at least 4 Supreme Court cases upholds the States right to refuse to do the bidding of the federal government. This is also true on the local level.
For example in the case of the Feds anti-gun laws which violate our right to keep and bear arms, Judge Andrew Napolitano said recently that “state authorities could legally choose not to enforce a federal gun law that goes against state law, but that the feds need the help of state and local authorities to enforce laws. Mass noncompliance will render federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce.” They simply do not have the manpower.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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I can't stand it anymore! What is becoming of our country, our basic liberties?
After two careers (18 yrs as a dental hygienist, then 20 as a Realtor) I have to stand up and try to effect some change. I want to make it easier for you to do the same. We have to Get Off Our Butts and spread the word. There are more of us than they think, but we have to make ourselves known before it's too late.